“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” ~John F. Kennedy

Here at BikeTown we couldn’t agree more. We love riding our bikes and want to help as many people as we can love riding their bikes, too.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tour de Gap This Saturday

All right - this Saturday is the Tour de Gap! If you haven't already registered you can still sign up the morning of the event. Registration and packet pick-up will start at 6:30 am at the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds in Buffalo Gap. Everyone will be getting a timing chip this year, so give yourself enough time to go through that line.

RPM Direct will be setting up a booth at the pavilion area and will be broadcasting the Tour de France throughout the day. There will also be several varieties of La Popular burritos available mid-morning, so make plans to relax a bit after your ride, enjoy the burritos, and watch the climb up Mount Ventoux on the Tour de France.

There are prizes for the top three finishers in each category of the 77 mile route. There are also raffles for each route. Keep your bib number and be listening for the announcement to turn them in as your entry in the raffle.

Here is the schedule for the 2009 Tour de Gap:

6:30-7:50 am - Registration
7:50 - Line up at the start area/Pre-ride announcements
8:00 - 77 mile start
8:05 - 52 mile start
8:10 - 27 mile start
8:15 - 11 mile start
9:00 - Brunch/lunch (La Popular) available at the pavilion area
9:45 - 11 mile raffle*
10:45 - 27 mile raffle*
12:00 - 52 mile raffle*
12:30 - 77 mile prizes*
1:15 - 77 mile raffle*
2:00 - Routes close

* Must be present to claim raffle/prize

It's going to be a great ride for a great cause, so come on out and help support the Food Bank of West Central Texas while enjoying a bike ride!

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